Hypnodreamdruff / 1996

 

Beginning life as a film script written by Starr, Hypnodreamdruff became a multi-screen, multi-media installation incorporating a nightclub, bedroom, kitchen and 1970's caravan. Entering the work we are introduced to Trisha and Emma in Dream Interference Device (33 mins), and sit in their kitchen hearing them discuss a dream which Trisha describes in great detail. The dream becomes real via a nightclub scene in The Hungry Brain (15 mins) where we are invited to enter and sit at tables to watch and listen to the private conversations of the nightclub clientele. Trisha and Emma are there in The Hungry Brain, alongside Dave a lonely middle-aged children's entertainer, Elena a schizophrenic club singer, and an array of strange characters including 'The Four Marys' and 'The Woman with the Hypnotic Eyes'. On leaving the club we enter into two private spaces; a caravan where we can watch Dave at home in Magic (25 mins), and a bedroom where Elena becomes Pauline, a lonely woman on the verge, constantly re-enacting a scene from the movie Grease in Frenchy (12 mins).


DREAM INTERFERENCE DEVICE
Video monitor, 33 mins

THE HUNGRY BRAIN
3 screen projection, 15 mins

MAGIC
Video back projection, 25 mins

FRENCHY
Video monitor & Slide projection, 12 mins

Links to HYPNODREAMDRUFF:

ART NOW, TATE, LONDON
ARTFORUM REVIEW

Exhibition history for Hypnodreamdruff :

The Hungry Brain (Live performance & installation), Wild Walls at The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1995
Hypnodreamdruff, Art Now, Tate Britain, London, 1996
Georgina Starr (Magic & Frenchy), Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, 1996
Full House, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, 1997